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If Hans Niemann is cheating, how?

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Why do high rated players still take so much time to calculate a pawn endgame position close to a game that they (likely) had before?

36 votes
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What do modern chess players understand about the game that previous generations did not?

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Why underpromote? Hjartarson vs Andersen

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Why after 1. d4 Nf6, 2. c4 is so common but after 1. c4 Nf6, 2. d4 is so rare?

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In which tournament did Karpov play his first move with white pieces and offer a draw?

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Chess etiquette: Carlsen withdrawing from the tournament

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Chess and aging

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Do you lose/gain rating if you withdraw in the middle of an OTB tournament?

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Why does Black get away with giving White so many free tempi in the Sicilian?

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What kind of software is this?

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What can you do to slow/stop the decline in chess ability with age?

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How to convert better positions and not to get swindled OTB?

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How can I download Syzygy tablebases efficiently?

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USCF: Should the arbiter start a time-forfeit claim?

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Is The Four Knight Sicilian winning for White?

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Definition: What is meant by "bishop pair" in this context?

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Are there any strict rules which can be imposed on Magnus Carlsen for resigning on purpose against Hans?

5 votes
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What is the difference between a good player and an average player? [closed]

4 votes
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Is 10 minute time control too fast for me as a beginner?

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Have there been GMs playing consistently super-risky?

7 votes
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USCF: Can the arbiter adjudicate a draw using the threefold repetition rule WITHOUT a player claim?

5 votes
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691 views

Position where neither player can force a win and neither player can force a draw

4 votes
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Confused about the central and side pawns - which are which?

6 votes
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Blunders due to position change

3 votes
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371 views

How do you find the highest-rated win of a certain player?

3 votes
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Are cyborg (human+computer) players really better than the best chess engines?

4 votes
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What are variations that can explain why 1.c4 is often suggested as an alternative starting move for for aggressive players?

0 votes
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132 views

Queen first, lose (or draw) later

2 votes
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118 views

USCF: Should the arbiter correct illegal moves without a player claim?

7 votes
1 answer
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Do I have to make a move on a DGT board at the start of the game when opponent is not present?

2 votes
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109 views

Can I use Lichess to store my over-the-board games?

4 votes
1 answer
109 views

How strong should the evidence for cheating be, before you reveal it?

1 vote
2 answers
258 views

What is Stockfish 15's FIDE calibrated Elo rating?

6 votes
1 answer
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How to program Ruthlessly Aggressive Chess AI?

4 votes
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Export all of my played games from chess.com

7 votes
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What real world benefits are there to playing chess?

6 votes
1 answer
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How rating changes happen for tournaments starting near the end of the month?

0 votes
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112 views

Where to find 3D chess pieces set?

4 votes
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Why does White have a large advantage in this position?

1 vote
1 answer
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If I remove a king from one side, which side has an advantage?

4 votes
1 answer
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Mental block on a tactics challenge

4 votes
1 answer
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When was the first engine vs engine match?

3 votes
1 answer
114 views

If players are not writing their moves, can they claim a draw using the threefold repetition rule in an USCF or FIDE 30+0 chess tournament?

1 vote
1 answer
85 views

What does the "GMS" abbreviation mean here?

1 vote
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Queen first, lose (or draw) later 2

5 votes
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What Elo rating does The Chessmaster 2000 have?


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